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Abener receives the Aster 2009 prize

October 26, 2009

The 27th edition of the Premios Aster was held on 9 October in the auditorium of the World Trade Centre in La Cartuja (Seville). The general manager of Esic, Father Simón Reyes Martínez Córdova, was there to hand out the prizes.

During the ceremony, Manuel Valverde, managing director of Abener, addressed those present with an exceptional speech, during which he talked about the early days of the company when there were just 200 employees and sales equalled 80 million euros. Nowadays the firm has 1,050 employees of 22 nationalities and its capital has grown almost ten-fold.

Abener Energía was awarded the ASTER 2009 prize in recognition its merits over the years, as well as being considered a company "capable of meeting challenges in a satisfactory manner", in the words of Manuel Valverde.

The Esic marketing and business school has been awarding these prizes since 1983, and they are considered some of the business world’s most prestigious acknowledgements. The idea is to strengthen integration between academic training and business life.

The jury responsible for the Prize comprises important figures of great renown in the business sector, including Simón Reyes Martínez, managing director of ESIC; Álvaro Ybarra, manager of newspaper ABC Sevilla; Ángel Aguado, territorial manager of El Corte Inglés; Luis Miguel Martín, CEO of Fundación Sánchez-Ramade; Francisco Barrionuevo, chairman of Novasoft; Fernando Franco, chairman of Grupo Tecnológica; José Manuel Muriel, chairman of Santana Motor; José Luis Calvo, chairman of Eticom; and Nicolás Sierra, a managing partner of KPMG.

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